70 Easy Desserts

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I'm all about easy dessert recipes that you can whip up at a moment's notice. Whether you're making something for a dinner party, a school bake sale, or you just want to bake a few chocolate chip cookies after dinner, there's something here for everyone. From all the chocolate desserts you could dream of to homemade ice cream, here are 70 easy desserts that do not disappoint!


Giant M&M Cookies from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Butterscotch and Chocolate Chip Molasses Cookies from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Cookies are an integral part of my life, so I've taken it upon myself to nail the classics, like the best chocolate chip cookie recipe, sugar cookie recipe, and oatmeal cookies. And a little life hack, make a double batch, roll the cookie dough into balls and keep half stocked in the freezer, so you'll always have freshly baked cookies ready at a moment's notice.

Giant M&M Cookies

Butterscotch and Chocolate Chip Molasses Cookies

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

M&M Sugar Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dad’s Kitchen Sink Cookies

Lemon White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Homemade Pizookie

Snickerdoodle S’mookies


Caramel Brownies from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)
Slutty Brownies from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Making homemade brownies from scratch is so simple. I've got a bunch of foolproof brownie recipes, but if you're looking for one to blow all of the others out of the water, it's my slutty brownies, hands down.

Caramel Brownies

Slutty Brownies

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies

Crinkle Top Brownie Bites

Double Chocolate Mocha Brownies

Chocolate Desserts

Caramel Drenched Flourless Chocolate Cake from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)
Chocolate Brownie Pudding from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Chocolate lovers, this section is for you. All of these recipes are absolutely delicious, from a caramel chocolate cake to the most decadent skillet chocolate brownie pudding that you must make.

Caramel Drenched Flourless Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Brownie Pudding

Double Dark Chocolate Muddy Buddies

S’more Butterscotch Caramel Dump Cake

Coconut Chocolate Baklava

Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Gooey Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

M&M Cheesecake Cookie Bars from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)
White Chocolate Chip Blueberry Blondie Brownies from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

What's better than a giant cookie bar?! Not only are cookie bars so easy to make, but they're always a crowdpleaser. Try making the caramel apple cheesecake bars, or the snickerdoodle blondie bars, and you'll be amazed. And can we settle the center piece or corner debate once and for all? The center pieces are, without a doubt, THE BEST.

M&M Cheesecake Cookie Bars

Chocolate Butterscotch Salted Caramel Blondies

Cheesecake Cookie Bars

White Chocolate Chip Blueberry Blondie Brownies

M&M Cookie Bars

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars with Streusel

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

White Chocolate Marshmallow S’more Chex Bars

Snickerdoodle Blondie Brownies

Potato Chip & Pretzel Fudge


Layered Carrot Cake from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)
Yogurt and Honey Olive Oil Cake from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Cake recipes fit for every occasion, from birthdays to breakfast. I've got it all on deck, my mom's tried and true carrot cake recipe to a delicious chocolate cake recipe to a streusel coffee cake recipe. There's truly something for everyone.

Layered Carrot Cake

Yogurt and Honey Olive Oil Cake

Chocolate Chip Streusel Skillet Breakfast Cake

Orange Glazed Bundt Cake

Triple Layer Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

Pineapple Sheet Cake

Slutty Brownie Cake (Triple Layered!)

Mixed Berry Lemon Drenched Cake

Saigon Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

Fruit Desserts

Mixed Berry Peach Galette from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)
Lemon Raspberry Yogurt Cake from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

From peach cobbler to an apple galette, these fruit desserts are the perfect way to use up any leftover fresh fruit.

Mixed Berry Peach Galette

Lemon Raspberry Yogurt Cake

Cherry Clafoutis

Blueberry Skillet Cobbler with Ice Cream

Peach Blackberry Skillet Cobbler

Puff Pastry Apple Galette

Cinnamon Apple Cake

Lemon Poppyseed Loaf with Yogurt Glaze

Mom’s Famous Apple Crisp

Blackberry Peach Crisp

Strawberry Blueberry Shortcakes

Ice Cream + Frozen Desserts

No Churn Blueberry Mascarpone Ice Cream from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)
S'mores Ice Cream Sandwiches from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Making homemade ice cream is super easy. And it's a fun activity to do with kids. From ice cream sandwiches to ice cream sundaes, these frozen desserts are the perfect treat.

No Churn Blueberry Mascarpone Ice Cream

S’more Ice Cream Sandwiches

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Caramel Brownie Ice Cream Sundae

S’more Cheesecake Pops

Chocolate Icebox Cake with Caramel Drizzle

Salted Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Pies + Tarts

Salted Key Lime Pie from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)
Salted Chocolate Tart with Kettle Chip Crust from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

The best pie and tart recipes from key lime pie with a pretzel pie crust, to a classic banana cream pie.

Salted Chocolate Tart with Kettle Chip Crust

Salted Key Lime Pie

Banana Cream Tart with an Oatmeal Cookie Crust

Strawberry Peach Pie

Sweetpotato Pie

Banana Pudding Pie

No Bake Desserts

Classic Italian Tiramisu from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)
Browned Butter Thick and Chewy Crispy Rice Treats from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

These are the recipes for those days when you need a quick and easy no bake dessert. Some of my favorites include tiramisu and these thick and chewy Rice Krispies treats.

Classic Italian Tiramisu

Browned Butter Thick and Chewy Crispy Rice Treats

Double Dark Chocolate Marshmallow Mint Chex Bars

Coconut White Chocolate Muddy Buddies

Peppermint Oreo Truffles

Coconut White Chocolate Chex Party Mix

White Chocolate Marshmallow Popcorn Treats

Dark Chocolate Dipped Potato Chips

Chocolate Brownie Pudding

Author: Gaby Dalkin
5 from 2 votes
The most decadent delicious chocolatey dessert known to man... Chocolate Brownie Pudding! Recipe adapted from the Queen of all things food.... duh... Ina!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • ¾ cup dutch cocoa powder
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons coffee extract (optional)
  • Vanilla ice cream for serving


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly butter a 9 inch skillet.
  • Melt the butter and set aside to cool.
  • Sift the cocoa powder and flour together and set aside.
  • In your mixer, beat the eggs and sugar on medium-high speed for 5 to 10 minutes, until very thick and light yellow. After 10 minutes, reduce the speed to low and add the vanilla, coffee extract, and the cocoa powder and flour mixture. Mix very slowly until everything is just combined. Slowly pour in the cooled butter and mix again just until combined.
  • Pour the mixture into the skillet and place it in a larger baking pan. Add warm water to the pan until it comes halfway up the side of the dish Carefully place it into the oven, making sure not to slosh the water around and bake for 60 minutes.
  • When it's time to take it out - don't fear - it's absolutely going to look like it's under-baked. (that's normal) Remove the skillet from the water and place in the fridge to cool. Serve in the skillet with ice cream on the side.


This is a really fun one to make - I encourage you to eat right from the pan with family!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 479kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 828IU | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg
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